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Dogs Aren't Men [Kindle Edition]

Billi Tiner
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (425 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A contemporary romance.

Rebecca Miller is a gifted veterinarian with an extraordinary understanding of animal behavior. She is leading a fulfilling life as the owner and operator of the Animal Friends Veterinary Clinic. Ever since her 30th birthday, her mother has made it her mission to help Rebecca find a man, get married, and give her grandchildren. But Rebecca doesn’t see the need for a man in her life. She has her dog, Captain, and that’s all the companionship she needs. However, her world changes the day she literally runs into Derrick Peterson, a gorgeously handsome ER doctor.

Derrick’s experiences with women have taught him that they are vain, silly, and untrustworthy. He keeps his relationships with them brief and superficial. However, he finds himself being irresistibly drawn to Rebecca. She’s smart, witty, compassionate, and very different from the women he usually encounters. Will Rebecca be the one to break down the wall he’s spent a lifetime building around his heart?

Editorial Reviews


"Harlequin-romance tradition meets contemporary intrigue in a heartwarming novel that brings out the best in both genres. Dogs Aren't Men blends humor and tenderness with a skillful literary hand."- Foreword Clarion Reviews

"A quality entry in the romance genre...readers will appreciate the book's steady pace, well-constructed story, and genial style."- Publisher's Weekly

"A fast-paced, energetic romance with a little sass."-Kirkus Review

From the Author

To learn more about the characters of Spring Valley, read "To Love A Cat" and "Every Day Needs A Dog." Each book in the Spring Valley Collection is unique. However, they do share many of the same characters.

Product Details

  • File Size: 445 KB
  • Print Length: 269 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 149041245X
  • Publisher: Tinerbooks (January 6, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DBZ1FL4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,157 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a dog gone good book June 21, 2013
By monica
Format:Kindle Edition
this book was gifted to me by the author for an honest review.

Billi Tiner
Kindle ASIN B00DBZ1FL4, $2.99

It was time for me to read a good book. This one did not disappoint me. Dr. Rebecca Miller was our heroine. She is a veterinarian who just loves all the animals to bits. We cannot help but to love her right away. She is sweet to the dogs, cats, and even the escaped ferret. She coaches basketball to a young girls' team and in her spare time, she takes her dog Captain to volunteer at the hospital in the children's ward. What is not to like?? The only thing missing is a man.
Enter Derrick Peterson, is the hot ER doctor who literally plows into her one day at the school gym. Then shares an elevator later with her at the hospital. Derrick's mom wants to set them up on a blind date, but, alas, poor Derrick has been burned in love before and does not want anything to do with our lovely Rebecca so he passes her name on to his friend Mitchell.
Of course, this just cannot be. Enter some zealous friends, interfering mothers, a new date named Brian and a crazy mean bad guy that is out to get Miss Rebecca and you have the making for a really sweet story. It seems that at every turn there are obstacles that keep Rebecca and Derrick from acting on their attraction to one another. The chemistry between the two of them is sizzling, poor Derrick is like a man possessed at work trying to work out his frustrations.
This was definitely a nice fun read. It was catchy, easy to read and just kept me turning the pages. There was lots of conflicts and some scary parts that had me quite concerned for the characters. I was laughing at parts and crying at others. Please read this book, you will not be disappointed.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Light read, nice romance August 8, 2013
By EllenB
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
No heavy lifting here, just a sweet clean romance. I'd read another by this author, but I didn't keep this one to re-read.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book! Loved it! June 17, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Dr. Rebecca Miller is a gifted veterinarian, leading a happy and fulfilling life at her veterinary clinic. Her Golden Retriever, Captain, is her constant and only companion, and she doesn't see the need for any men in her life. She believes that having crossed the Rubicon of thirty, her odds aren't that great anyway. However, her mother has other plans. She wants grandchildren.
Rebecca runs (literally) into Derrick on a basketball court, and she feels a strange attraction to the tanned and handsome ER doctor.
Coincidentally, Rebecca's mom sets up a blind date for Rebecca originally intended to be with Derrick. It goes haywire and she winds up with Derrick's best friend, Mitch, on a double date. Unfortunately, Derrick has shown up with a stunning blonde and this does nothing to make Rebecca think she has a chance with Derrick.
Rebecca is an independent, tough, and intelligent heroine. And the rest of the other characters are written with a depth and realism that makes you really care about their lives. The interaction and chemistry was great, and the dialogue terrific.
Being an animal lover, I enjoyed the realistic depiction of veterinary life, especially after I discovered that the author is herself a veterinarian.
I also liked the quick pace of this story. Ms. Tiner keeps it moving and doesn't get caught up in lengthy filler paragraphs that you'll find in other books.
A fun read. Highly recommend
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A charming story August 10, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It's great to find a book like this. You feel like you know the characters and the plot keeps you interested until the end. Any dog lover will be pulled in. There is crime, romance, and a bit of mystery woven into this wonderful story of a few months in the life of a small-town vet.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Honest review of a shmaltzy book December 19, 2013
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Now, I don't normally review books, but I just had to review this one because after I finished the novel I felt a little deceived. It wasn't a four star book. I don't agree with any of the positive reviews. It was a sweet story, yes, but also incredibly convenient. In my mind, none of the events that happened would ever happen in real life, so the novel just wasn't believable for me.

Secondly, the writing just wasn't that great. Now, I could never write a novel in a million years, and I applaud the author on even being able to come up with a story and write it down at all, but I feel it's my duty as a reviewer of this book to let you know that it's written very plainly in short, stumpy sentences. For instance "He stood on the opposite side of the exam table. He was tall and barrel-chested. He wore a black leather vest over a tight black T-shirt." For me, these are all just very basic, run of the mill sentences describing a man. There was no charm or prose to it whatsoever and I felt like that through the entire novel.

Not to mention the cliche phrases used time and time again in this novel. I think every character "threw his/her head back and laughed" at least once and I got rather tired of hearing how Derrick's gold flecks in his eyes were either "burning with intensity" or "glowing with intensity" (if you have a kindle fire and can search the word "flecks" I highly recommend doing it to see what I mean). By the way, I don't think I've ever seen anyone in my entire life "throw their head back and laugh".

-Very easy to read
-Moves along

-Amateur writing
-Lots of cliche phrases
-Not believable

I'm glad I didn't pay for it because I don't think it is worth the $2.99.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars great story
This was a great story. Good, strong characters and plot. I could read this again and again. It is a good romance book.
Published 4 days ago by LadyDobs
4.0 out of 5 stars A sweet story, easy read, very enjoyable!
I like thoughtful characters and a good story. It was fun to read and I looked forward to finding out what would happen next!
Published 12 days ago by Christina and David Donohue
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
so good love it
Published 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book so much
I loved this book so much, that I downloaded the other two books Tiner wrote and read them immediately! Read more
Published 26 days ago by Jennifer R. Martin
4.0 out of 5 stars good read
Good story with animals in the mix. A nice love story with a very happy ending. Give it a try.
Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book can't wait to read more.
Published 27 days ago by Marcy Murdock
5.0 out of 5 stars cute read
Very cute read. Had some excitement in there along with some who done it and some wonderful loving animals that couldn't be help make you smile. Good read. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Melissa Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars Dogs Aren't Men
Love it! All Animals give their people love and support in ways that people who do not have pets would never understand. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Nana
5.0 out of 5 stars sweet read
I'm a real animal lover and this is such a sweet book. I can imagine what each one looked like.
Published 1 month ago by Mary Ann Lawler
4.0 out of 5 stars Dogs Aren't Men
Anyone who likes animals should enjoy reading Dogs Aren't Men. It kept me turning the pages to find out what was going to happen next. It has humor, mystery, love and sadness. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bonnie
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More About the Author

Dr. Billi Tiner has been a veterinarian for over 15 years. She lives in Missouri with her husband, two children, three dogs, and three cats. She uses her experiences as a veterinarian as inspiration for her books. Dr. Tiner enjoys spending time outdoors gardening and hiking. She is also a huge fan of college football and basketball.

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